Sausage & Mash Function - Update
With our proposed social function, set for Thursday the 25th May 2017, now just four weeks away we are disappointed at the response levels to date. Dec and his committee colleagues did receive a very positive and encouraging approval from those of you in attendance at our last meeting in March, but save for just a handful of stalwarts, confirmation of your attendance and support has been disappointingly slow. Your committee is set to have a progress and review meeting early next week and it would be very helpful if we could have confirmation of your commitment and attendance at the proposed function. Dec and his committee colleagues would be very grateful for an early indication of your attendance, if indeed you do propose to support the event, before we accue further costs in relation to our DJ and possible guests.
Sausage & Mash Function - Thursday 25 May 2017
Our next Club Meeting will be held on Thursday the 25th May 2017 at the Clayton Crown Hotel and will incorporate a special Social Function. The general club meeting, which all are welcome to attend, will commence at 7.30pm and we will seek to kick-off our Social Event around 8pm.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...29/04/2017
The Premier League on Saturday afternoon saw Burnley duo, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward in action at Crystal Palace in the late kick-off as their side secured a two nil victory. Injury forced the withdrawal of Ward on the stroke of half-time. Robbie Brady and Kevin Long were unused substitutes. Harry Arter started for AFC Bournemouth who scored the only goal at Sunderland who are relegated. John O'Shea was in the 'Makems' starting eleven. A knee injury ruled out Jon Walters but Glenn Whelan started for Stoke City in their scoreless draw with visitors West Ham United for whom Darren Randolph was an unused substitute. Shane Long joined the fray on sixty minutes as his Southampton were held to a scoreless draw by visitors Hull City at St Mary's Stadium. James McClean was also a sixtieth minute substitute as his West Bromwich Albion went down to a one nil defeat by visitors Leicester City.
Saturday afternoon in the Championship...29/04/2017
Chris Hughton's Brighton & Hove Albion went down to a surprise one nil home defeat by Bristol City in the late kick-off this afternoon. Reading (Liam Kelly) guaranteed their play-off position with a one nil victory over visitors Wigan Athletic while Sheffield Wednesday (Keiren Westwood) also confirmed their play-off position with a one nil success at Ipswich Town (David McGoldrick). Leeds United (Eunan O'Kane) came from three goals down to draw with visitors Norwich City but the point secured by Fulham, who have a hugely superior goal difference, means that they will secure that fourth play-off position.
Airtricity League action on Friday evening...28/04/2017
The first series of Airtricity League Premier Division fixtures were completed this Friday evening with current clear leaders Cork City overcoming third place Bray Wanderers by two goals to one in Turner's Cross. Defending champions Dundalk went down to a two one defeat at Galway United while Limerick scored a late equaliser to draw one each with hosts Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght. Bohemian defeated Finn Harps by two goals to nil in Dalymount Park while Maginn Park witnessed the meeting of Derry City and St Patrick's Athletic which ended in a two all draw. United Park was the scene of a one all draw between Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers.
Friday evening in the Championship...28/04/2017
Already assured of promotion to the Premier League, Newcastle United continued their pursuit of Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion when they secured a two one victory at Cardiff City on Friday evening. Ciaran Clark and Rob Elliot both returned to first team action at the weekend with Daryl Murphy also seeing some substitute action and all three started this evening. Meanwhile Anthony Pilkington was introduced from the 'Bluebirds' bench midway through the second half.
U18s continue Slovakia Cup involvement...27/04/2017
Our Under 18 side secured a two one success over Turkey in the Slovakia Cup Invitation Tournament this morning to finish second in Group B and will face host nation Slovakia in the 3rd/4th Place play-off tomorrow, Friday. Despite conceding a goal after just forty seconds today, Ireland recovered to secure victory with goals from James McSweeney and Shola Ayoola.
Wednesday evening in the Premier League...26/04/2017
Sunderland, who appear doomed to relegation from the Premier League, went down to the only goal at fellow strugglers Middlesbrough this Wednesday evening with John O'Shea and Darron Gibson both in the starting eleven.
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying draw...25/04/2017
The draw for the the European qualifying group stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was made today and sees Ireland drawn in Group Three alongside Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Holland and top seeds Norway. The seven group winners together with one further qualifier from the four best runners-up will qualify for the finals to be hosted by France in the summer of 2019. Fifteen further nations from the worldwide globe will qualify for the twenty four nation finals.
Airtricity League action on Tuesday evening...25/04/2017
The Airtricity League Premier Division contest between Derry City and Limerick, originally abondoned beause of floodlight failure and then postponed following the tragic death of the 'Candystripes' captain Ryan McBride, took place in Maginn Park this evening and ended in a one all draw.
U18s continue Slovakia Cup involvement...25/04/2017
Following their opening defeat yesterday, our Under 18 side continued their involvement in the Slovakia Cup Invitation Tournament when they played out a scoreless draw with Russia in Dunajska Luzna on Tuesday morning.
Monday evening in the Championship...24/04/2017
Newcastle United achieved their target of promotion back to the Premier League when they defeated visitors Preston North End by four goals to one at St James' Park in the Championship this Monday evening. The 'Magpies' had Ciaran Clark back in their side following injury while goalkeeper Rob Elliot was also named in the starting eleven with Daryl Murphy a very late substitute. The visitors included Aiden McGeady, Alan Browne and Andy Boyle in their starting eleven with Daryl Horgan replacing McGeady on seventy two minutes.
U18s commence Slovakia Cup challenge...24/04/2017
Our Under 18 side, under the guidance of Head Coach Jim Crawford, went down to a three one defeat by the Czech Republic in their opening contest at the eight nation Slovakia Cup invitation tournament in Modranka on Monday afternoon.
Premier and Championship action on Sunday afternoon...23/04/2017
Burnley trio, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward were all in Premier League action when Manchester United secured a two nil victory at Turf Moor this Sunday afternoon. The Championship featured the 'Midlands Derby' meeting of Aston Villa (Conor Hourihane) and Birmingham City (Stephen Gleeson) with the only goal going to the Villa Park hosts.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...22/04/2017
The Premier League on Saturday afternoon saw Harry Arter in action for AFC Bournemouth who defeated Middlesbrough by four goals to nil at the Vitality Stadium. Injury ruled out Jon Walters while Glenn Whelan was an unused substitute for Stoke City in their two nil defeat at Swansea City while Darren Randolph was also an unused substitute for West Ham United in their scoreless draw with visitors Everton.
Saturday afternoon in the Championship...22/04/2017
The Championship promotion race continued on Saturday afternoon with third place Reading (Liam Kelly) going down to a three two defeat at Nottingham Forest while fifth place Sheffield Wednesday (Keiren Westwood) defeated Derby County (Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce, Cyrus Christie) by two goals to one at Hillsborough. Leeds United (Eunan O'Kane), who dropped out of the top six last weekend, suffered further disappointment with a two one defeat at relegation threatened Burton Albion.
EA Sports Cup quarter-final draw...19/04/2017
The draw for the quarter finals of the 2017 EA Sports Cup was made this afternoon and sees holders St Patrick's Athletic travel to Cork City while Dundalk host Waterford, Shamrock Rovers entertain Longford Town and Galway United travel to Sligo Rovers.